On March 16, 2011, the Science Cheerleaders–scientists and engineers who are also current and former professional cheerleaders for the NBA, NFL and other pro sports leagues– performed at NASA’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. as part of the White House’s celebration of Women in History Month! After their performance, they shared the stage with NASA education specialists and answered questions posed by some of the 200 young female students in the audience. Then, White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, NASA deputy director Lori Garver, and astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson (who just returned from six months in space in the International Space Station) inspired the audience (including me!) and even gave some shout-outs to the Science Cheerleaders. Hands up!
Here are the Science Cheerleaders who were invited to performed at the White House/NASA event to help challenge stereotypes and inspire young women to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math. Video to follow shortly. The routines were choreographed by ScICheer’s creative director, Laura Eilers of Going Pro Entertainment. (Click on their photos to read their Science Cheerleader interviews!)
Come see the Science Cheerleader perform, do science activities with them, and get their autographs at their next event: the Philadelphia Science Festival on Saturday, April 16!
Come join us! Want to sponsor us? Great! Email Darlene@sciencecheerleader.com . Would your favorite lil’ cheerleader like to be ePenPals with a Science Cheerleader? Simple! Email email@example.com
Good job! The video was great. I will be volunteering at the Philly Science Festival and I hope to see you there!
Thanks, Lorna! def stop by so we can meet you!
“I know we’re really, really smart, but we know you won’t look at us without cleavage, so here’s your wank material, guys!”
What an awful message to be sending to young women who hope to move forward in the world on the strength of their intellect.